Spurs sweat on Harry Kane’s fitness after Hamstring injury

Tottenham are set to ascertain the severity of Harry Kane’s hamstring injury which he suffered in the New Year’s Day Premier League 1 nil loss away to Southampton as there are fears he could be out for a long while.

The England international will likely undergo a scan to determine how serious the injury is. He picked up the injury whilst trying to score an offside goal in the game. The goal was eventually chalked off.

He limped off the pitch after the incident and left the St Mary’s Stadium on crutches. Spurs’ boss Jose Mourinho revealed after the match that it was too soon to know the extent of the injury but referred to it as negative.

“For Harry to come out is negative,” he said. “Hamstring is always a negative. Is it tear? Is it a spasm? Is it a contraction? In this moment I cannot say.”

His injury sure provoked Jose Mourinho who was yellow-carded by Mike Dean after an altercation with Southampton’s goalkeeping coach Andrew Sparkes.

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The Portuguese is believed to have been infuriated by some supposed time-wasting tactics by the Saints and later referred to Sparkes as an idiot. When he was asked about the incident after the game, Mourinho said:

“I think the yellow card is fair because I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot.

“And for some reason, I was rude, but I was and because I was I deserve the yellow card.”

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl declined to make any comments on the incident.

“I cannot tell you anything, I’m so concentrated on my game, I can only look at what I can teach my players,” he said.

“I don’t want to say anything. I have a very high opinion about this manager – he did so much for football.

“To win against his team is one thing that is interesting me today. It is not easy to play such a strong side.”

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